IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE HOLY COMMUNION BUT ARE UNABLE TO WALK TO THE ALTAR, PLEASE EITHER RAISE YOUR HAND, OR STAND UP AT YOUR SEAT (IF YOU ARE ABLE) AND A PRIEST OR EUCHARISTIC MINISTER WILL COME TO YOU.
PLUMB CENTRE PARKING, CITY RD.
Parishioners attending Mass may wish to know that this area may no longer be used for parking and is classed as private land with a pena
Today the children from St Peter’s School will be presenting the 9.30 Mass, please give them your support.
THANKS TO THE CRAFT GROUP
for the sale of their work last week which was for the SVP funds . Many of us were able to buy our Christmas decorations and presents and help a good cause at the same time.
NOVEMBER - MONTH OF PRAYER FOR THE DEAD
November is the month that we pray especially for our departed relatives and friends. If you wish special prayers to be said for them, please take an envelope from the porch, into which you place a list of their names. The envelopes will be kept in a prominent position throughout the month as a focus for our prayers. If you wish to have a Mass said uniquely for the souls on your list, please print their names clearly, advise which date the Mass is to be said and include your Mass offering in the envelope. They can then be handed to a member of the clergy or into the Church office.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2020
Next Sunday, 17th November, the Passports and dates of meetings for children who have committed to the programme for receiving their First Holy Communion in 2020 will be given out at both Masses.
WORLD DAY OF THE POOR- (Sun 17th November)
Pope Francis has called on all Christians, not just to give alms, but to hold out a hand of friendship. As a parish, we are asking all families or individuals to bring to Mass on Sunday 17th November:- One item of tinned or packed food or an item of personal care (e.g. soap, toothpaste or toothbrush, a flannel or shampoo)
These will be collected at the back of church and then distributed by the SVP to needy families and others in need; to the Cardiff Food Bank and also to those who use our own Parish Night Shelter. Some of these items will also be taken up as part of the Offertory Procession during Mass.
In addition, some of these gifts will be given to the homeless and others who are being invited to share a ‘soup and roll’ lunch in the Bedford Street Community Hall after the 11.30 Mass on the same day.
All parishioners are welcome to join us and you can put your name on the list which will be at the back of the church on Sunday 3rd and 10th November if you would like to come. A donation to defray expenses would be appreciated.
Sunday Lunch on November 17th. To book your place or to make enquiries please phone 029 2049 4425.
SCRIPTURE STUDY DAYS
“The Year of the God Who Speaks” on Monday, November 18th at 7 pm at the Cornerstone, Charles Street with Fleur Dorrell, Catholic Scripture Engagement Manager at the Bishops’ Conference. “An Expostion of the Documents: ‘Dei Verbum’ and Verbum Domini’” with Fr. Laurence Bryce on Saturday, December 7th from 10 am - 12 noon.
LOVE AND MERCY: FAUSTINA
For one night only at the Odeon Cinema, Red Dragon Centre, Atlantic Wharf tomorrow, November 18th, at 8.45 pm. This wonderful new film, which came about following the discovery of writings from the time by Blessed Micahl Sopocko, the Spiritual Director of St. Faustina and the priest who helped her to have the image of the Merciful Jesus painted, is a docudrama on Divine Mercy and the mission of Sr. Faustina Kowalska. Tickets can be bought in the cinema or http://loveandmercyfilm.co.uk/tickets/
ROSMINIAN CELEBRATION OF LUIGI GENTILI’S MISSION
For those of you who are going to Nottingham on Thursday (21st), please be aware that the bus will be leaving here at 8.30 am promptly to enable us to get to the Mass on time. Please note that there is no 8 am Mass on that day and that at 10 am it will be a Eucharistic Service.
By Dennis Pollard on Thursday 21st November at 7pm at St Peter’s. Free admission with a retiring collection for parish funds
PARISH MASS OF REMEMBRANCE
Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve the loss of a loved one. You are PARTICULARLY invited to attend a Parish Mass of Remembrance for all the Deceased Members of the Parish on Saturday 23rd November 2019 at 10 am at St. Peter’s Church, Roath. All relatives of the bereaved will be invited to light a candle for their loved ones
COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS MARKET
At. St. Illtyd’s High School, Newport Road, CF3 1XQ on 28th November from 4 - 6 pm. Now in its 7th year, this has become a hugely popular annual event in the school calendar. Entertainment, refreshments, Santa’s Grotto and many stalls selling everything you need for a great evening out. All welcome - free entry. See the poster in the porch
VOCATIONS WEEKEND FOR YOUNG WOMEN
The weekend is organised by the sisters , Faithful Companions of Jesus [FCJ]. There is nothing quite like religious life—it’s an extraordinary adventure into a deep relationship with God. For more information on the weekend from 29th November to 1st December 2019 in Liverpool, please contact Sr Lynne at firstname.lastname@example.org or see poster at back of church
On sale at the back of church or in the church shop today - still only 30p each! The last date of collection this year will be 1st December.
If you would like to make an Advent Wreath this year and want to know more about the ceremony, please take a free green sheet from the back of the church. The first Sunday of Advent is 1st December so you have only two weeks
SOLEMN EVENING PRAYER AND BENEDICTION TO INAUGURATE THE YEAR OF THE WORD
The First Sunday in Advent sees the launch of The Year of the Word under the title “The God Who Speaks”. It marks the 10th anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s Verbum Domini on ‘The Word of the Lord’, as well as coinciding with the 1,600 anniversary of the death of St. Jerome. It will be held at Cardiff Cathedral, on the First Sunday in Advent, December 1st, at 3.30 pm, presided over by Archbishop George and led by the students and staff of St. Alban’s High School, Pontypool. All are most welcome to attend.
On Thursday, 5th December at 12 noon the luncheon club is holding a two course Christmas lunch including tea / coffee for £5.00. If you would like to attend please put your name on the clipboard at the back of Church.
The Music Group will be leading this service here on Thursday, 12th December at 7 pm. A chance for all to spend some time in quiet reflection and prayer.
FAIR TRADE STALL
The Justice and Peace Group will have a Fairtrade stall at both Masses on Sunday 15th December. Your support would be appreciated.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION AT CARDIFF CATHEDRAL
During Advent, this Sacrament will be available at the following times:-
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 12 noon - 12.25 pm and 4 pm - 5 pm - Saturday 10.30 am - 12 noon, 4.30 - 5.15 pm - On Saturday, 21st December the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available throughout the day, beginning at 10.30 am, concluding at 5.15 pm.
We are looking for a local driving instructor who could assist in supporting a parishioner with the practical test after passing the theory exam. If you know of anyone who can help please contact Damien on 07913 630683
These are for adults who wish to look more closely at the Catholic Communion at Easter 2020. Leaflets are available at the back of Church giving more details and the dates of the weekly meetings, which start in November. This course is directed at those who are not baptised and may wish to know more about Christianity, those who are from other Christian religions who are attracted by Catholic life and also Catholics who may feel the need to deepen their knowledge of the faith. As you can see, there is room for people at different points in their journey of faith. Please pray for the success of this year’s recruitment and let people know about this programme - they may just be waiting for that word of encouragement.
We are in desperate for help. Are you able to spare one hour a month to help sweep and tidy the church? Please phone the office 2048 3394
CHURCH SHOP APPEAL
Is there anyone who could help on Mondays between 10.30am and 12.30pm in the Church shop. Please contact the office with your details.
This is held on Wednesdays in St. David’s Chapel from 10.30 am to 8 pm. More committed adorers are needed for one hour at a time, especially at 12 noon or 1 pm, as the Blessed Sacrament cannot be left unattended at any time whilst it is exposed. Please leave a message in the office for Cath Daly if you are interested.
The Red Mission Boxes are due for emptying in September. Our team of parish promoters make individual arrangements with box holders for this, often in co-operation with the church shop. Please do not leave boxes in the church, presbytery or hand them to our priests. Ring 2049 4003 leaving a message if you have any queries or a request for a Red Box.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE CARE OF CREATION
This was read out last week and you are asked to continue saying the prayer...
Father, Lord of all creation, we praise you with all your creatures and the whole universe that comes forth from the work of Your hands. We acknowledge the privilege and responsibility that You give us as stewards of Your creation. In our ignorance we have done damage to our common home and our brothers and sisters are suffering. Through faithfully following your Son, guide and direct us to prepare for a better future. Teach us to contemplate You in the beauty of the universe, for all things speak of You. Give us the grace to recognise, respect and protect all You have created, using wisely all that You have entrusted to us. Holy Spirit, who first hovered over the dawn of creation and drew order out of the chaos, help us to build your kingdom of justice, love, peace and beauty where the poor of the earth are crying out. You, who live and reign, world without end, Amen
CATHOLIC ONLINE RADIO
Heaven’s Road Catholic Online Radio featuring prayers, interviews and music to appeal to a Catholic audience, can be accessed on www.heavensroadfm.com. They always need volunteers and funds as they are a non-profit organisation run by unpaid volunteers, so any donation would be very welcome. Visit email@example.com for more information.
HEAD TEACHER REQUIRED
The Archdiocese of Cardiff are advertising for a head teacher at Our Lady’s Roman Catholic Primary school, Boycott Road, Hereford, required for April 2020. For more information contact Mrs Good or Mrs Slane on 01432 274814 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Claire & Ben’s family thank you all for your sincere prayers and support on the tragic loss of Ben. God bless you all.
The Welsh Government wants to take away the rights of parents to withdraw their children from classes in both Religious Education and Relationships and Sex Education. They also want to dumb-down the subject of RE and force schools to teach children about world views instead. Archbishop George is asking parishioners to urgently contact their Assembly Member and demand that the State does not lusurp parents’rights to decide how they teach these sensitive topics to their children. To contact your AM about this issue, please visit the Catholic Education Services’s website:- catholiceducation.org.uk.
Please be considerate to the residents of the local area when parking for Mass and other times. Some parishioners have been blocking the access to houses. It is not permitted to park on double yellow lines if you do not display a Blue Badge. Traffic wardens DO work on a Sunday and many parishioners have been booked in the past
WELCOME TO STUDENTS
Now that the term is well underway and you are settling in, we wish to extend a warm welcome to all new students to Cardiff. Please make yourself known to one of the clergy or complete a registration and consent form which is at the back of the church. There are several opportunities for social gatherings in Cardiff for young Catholics - contact Fr. Nicholas Williams: Nicholas.email@example.com or Facebook: Catholic Youth Cardiff.
There is a letter to be collected from the back of the church for each of you who gift aid your donations.
We are looking for people to join a brand new community choir, which will feature in a new television series. Call 07384 575846 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Poster on notice board in the porch
PETER’S SENIOR CITIZENS
We meet every Wednesday in St. Peter’s Hall (Spiro’s) from 2 - 4 pm. New members are always warmly welcomed
CARDIFF FOOD BANK
Many of you are already supporting Cardiff Foodbank, either by donating via the receptacle at the back of the Church or by leaving food at supermarkets. We have recently been advised that there are certain foods which are urgently needed and these are:-
Tinned Fruit - Long Life Fruit Juice - UHT Milk - Rice Pudding - Sponge Puddings - Tinned Potatoes - Tinned Fish
Should you wish to donate any of these items, you can either take them to the Cardiff Foodbank warehouse at Unit N5, Cardiff Bay Business Centre, Titan Road, CF23 5EJ between 9.30 and 13.30, Monday, Tuesday or Thursday or you can leave it in the container in the church porch and we will arrange for it to be collected.
RESTORATION PILGRIMAGE SPECIAL THANKS
Fr Saji wishes to thank all who donated towards his pilgrimage, with special thanks to the following:-
St. Peter’s Primary School - £452
Amount collected by Judith - £397
Amount received from my former parish
at Birstall and Rothly, Leics - £1,232
Amount received from St. Peter’s Parish
and other sources - £5,119
TOTAL AMOUNT RECEIVED - £7,200
The total raised to date from the pilgrimage is £7,200 and still growing. Without all your help the restoration could not progress, so many thanks to you all. Further donations are most gratefully accepted and there is a box in front of the altar should you wish to contribute.
THE YEAR OF THE GOD WHO SPEAKS
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has designated the year from September 2019 to December 2020 as the ‘Year of the God Who Speaks’. It begins on 30th September 2019, on the feast of St. Jerome, the great scholar of the Bible and the first to translate it from the Hebrew into Latin, and will end on 31st December 2020. Recently, the Archbishop appointed two Scripture Champions, Kate Duffin and Madeleine Walters, to promote the ‘Year of the God Who Speaks’ in the Archdiocese of Cardiff. We are planning events and initiatives to celebrate, live and share God‘s Word and this will be the opportunity to enrich current practice and to develop and explore new ways of responding to ‘The God Who Speaks’. As these are planned, we will keep you informed.
The Parish Society of St. Vincent de Paul has a new website www.stpetersroathsvp.org.uk - so why not visit the site and see what we’ve been doing. Can you support us? Donations can also be made in person to one of the SVP Parish team or there is a collection box on the wall at the back of the church.
Old Mobile Phones
If you have a mobile phone which you are no longer using or are about to upgrade to a newer phone, could you please consider donating your old one to the Parish SVP Please contact Paul O’Brien on 07545 230711
CATHOLIC MARRIAGE CARE
Would you be interested in helping to prepare couples for the Sacrament of Marriage? There are leaflets at the back of the church giving more information, a poster on the notice board, or you can contact Joanne White, Family Life Worker, Pastoral Resources Centre, 910 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF3 3LL, phone 029 2036 5964 or email email@example.com
COMMUNITY HALL BOOKINGS
To book the Hall, please either phone the Office or email Maria on firstname.lastname@example.org
ST PETER’S SICK LIST
It has been decided to re-introduce the “Sick Book”, in which you write the names of those who you wish to be included in our prayers for the sick. The book will be left in the porch and all you have to do is write in the name of the person you wish us to pray for (you do not have to write in any dates, this will be done by the office staff). They will then be included in the Sick List for three consecutive weeks. If you wish them to stay on the list after the three weeks have elapsed, please write their name in the book again.
All are welcome to come to St. David’s Chapel after the 9.30 am Mass today for tea, coffee, biscuits and a chat. We especially welcome anyone new to the parish - please come and introduce yourself.
8.00 am MASSES
Just a reminder that all 8 am Masses are held in St. David’s Chapel
BEREAVEMENT BEFRIENDING GROUP
St. Peter’s Bereavement Befriending Group which offers a listening ear. Please speak to Paul Warren (Music Group) if you are interested phone him on 029 2049 8016 / 07582 478742 or email email@example.com
NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS
Please note that the new permanent e-mail address for the Parish is firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you free during the daytime? Could you attend the occasional funeral to place the pall on the coffin. Contact Teresa Hurley on 2041 0092 for more details.
For December are now ready for collection from the Sacristy
For those of you who remember Theresa a long standing parishioner here at St. Peter’s, you may like to know she is residing at Nazareth House.
The shop is open Monday to Thursdays after the 10.00am Mass, as well as on Sundays. The Christmas stock has now arrived! We have Advent Calendars, Liturgical Calendars, Catholic Diaries for 2020, Christmas cards, Crib sets, children’s books and much more. We also have copies of “Walk With Me” for Advent 2019 for £1 (proceeds to Parish funds) and a special edition of “Matthew’s Gospel” for £1.50. We are open on Sunday mornings and also Monday to Thursday, 10.30am to 12.30pm
WALES AND THE MARCHES CATHOLIC HISTORY SOCIETY
Thank you very much to those who have donated old copies of The Illtydian Magazine to our Society. We do not need any more as we now have at least one complete set, plus spares. They will be kept in our archive at Newman House, Colum Road, Cardiff. People are most welcome to come and read them from September onwards. For more information contact Tricia Coulthard on 029 2059 5899 or email@example.com
ST PETER’S SOCIAL GROUP
Every Saturday Evening in the community Hall, Bedford Street, 6.30pm - 8pm. Come along to socialise, learn some Line Dancing or play Table Tennis. All Welcome
If any of our Church groups are holding an event, we’d love to have a photo of it, together with a short descriptive note from you, to put in our future newsletters. Please leave it at the office or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAITH AND LIGHT
Faith & Light is an international ecumenical Christian organisation for people with learning disabilities, their families, carers and friends. The Cardiff branch meets on a Sunday afternoon each month for friendship, sharing, festivities, celebration and prayer. If you would like to come to our next meeting do contact our Cardiff coordinator, Norbert Flynn, on 029 2075 7387 or you can email email@example.com Be assured of a warm welcome!
If you have any items for the newsletter, please leave a note at the office or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always interested in knowing what goes on in our many and varied Parish Groups so that we can share this with everybody and perhaps more people will be encouraged to join your group. If you wish to attach a photo, we will try to publish it, depending on available space.
We are looking for volunteers who can use a computer (Windows 10), have some time to spare on a Friday and would be interested in putting together the weekly newsletter. Training and support will be given - please email or phone the office, giving your contact details.
If you have any items/photos for the newsletter, they’re always welcome. Please email them to email@example.com or leave a message in the Church Office.
Don’t forget to pick up your free copy of the Diocesan newspaper from the back of the church today.
PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND
The “September Pilgrimage” is going on 22nd - 30th August, 2020. Please either call William Gill on 029 2059 3555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a detailed itinerary and costs.
PILGRIMAGE TO THE OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY
There will be a coach trip from Cardiff , calling at numerous shrines across Europe from 16th - 24th September, 2020. A deposit of £500 will be needed towards the cost of £1,295 (pp in twin room). Group chaplain will be Revd. Gareth Leyshon and full details can be obtained from either email@example.com or Tangney Tours on 01732 886666.
Parish Office Opening Hours: Monday-Wednesday and Friday : 9.15 am-1.15 am